Obituaries July 19, 2013

Correction:
Visitation for Jerrel Brumley will be from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Hodges First Missionary Baptist Church. The obituary ran in the Daily Journal on Thursday.

Hoover Vance
HOULKA – Leonard “Hoover” Vance, 77, died Monday, July 15, 2013, at his residence in Houlka. A native of Calhoun County, he was the son of the late Vernon and Verna Mae Vance. He was a member of West Grove M.B. Church in Houlka.

He loved being with his friends and his chickens.

Celebration of life services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at West Grove M.B. Church. The Rev. Ricky Pratt will officiate. Burial will be in Cane Creek Cemetery in Vardaman. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Zella Vance of Houlka; three daughters, Myrtice (Robert) White, Mary (Monk) Fitzpatrick and Betty (Robert) Blaylock, all of Houlka; two sons, Robert (Michelle) Vance and Eddie Vance, both of Houlka; two sisters, Trudie Gordon and Leola Gaston, both of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one brother, D.J. Vance of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three godchildren, Freddy Bean, Teresa Hightower and Lois Smith; a special niece, Manda “Punkin” Griffin; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 to 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Oneal Oliver
VERONA – Oneal Oliver, 86, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Tupelo Nursing and Rehab. He was born May 15, 1927, in Belgreen, Ala., to Claude and Nora Oliver. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. A longtime contractor, he built Haven Acres, Green Tee Subdivision and numerous other homes. During his years in Red Bay, he owned and operated several businesses, including several cotton gins and City Hardware Store. He was served his church as a deacon and Sunday School teacher and was currently a member of Verona, First Baptist Church. He enjoyed working, deep sea fishing and taking vacations with his family.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Ida Oliver of Verona; two daughters, Ann Harris (Ron) of Tupelo and Judy Miller (Ray) of Verona; four sons, Edwin Oliver (Sara) of Tishomingo, John Oliver (Linda) of Red Bay, Ala., Larry Oliver of

Verona and Billy Oliver (Brenda) of Tupelo; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Hubert Oliver; and one sister, Eula Lindley.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Patrick Oliver, Brian Oliver, Chris Oliver, Greg Oliver, Christopher Oliver, Mark Harris and Joey Horton.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Eric Mosby
CHICAGO – Eric Mosby, 48, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at his home in Chicago. He was born on Nov. 26, 1964, to Dorothy P. Mosby and the late Curtis L.Mosby. He was a 1983 graduate of Tupelo High School.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at St. Paul Life Center with the Rev. Patrick Head officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Mosby; his sisters, Teresa Wade (Anthony) and Jackie Brock of Tupelo; his brothers, Vincent Mosby of Jackson, Andre Thomas (Debbie) of Tupelo and Curtis Mosby Jr. of Toledo, Ohio; his nephew, Aaran Wade, and his niece, Ashley Mosby, both of Tupelo; and a host of other nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation.

Nancy Harris
GUNTOWN – Nancy J. Harris, 48, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born July 4, 1965, in Chickasaw County to James Glenn Tharp and Doris Robertson Tharp.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Full Gospel Deliverance Church in Baldwyn with Pastor Bobby Tyes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Robert Harris ll of Guntown, whom she married July 17, 1993; one daughter, Angelic Hill (Letrone) of Houlka; three stepdaughters, Delisha (Avery) Cowley of Dorsey, Tanisha (Douglas) Schulz and Cartesia Harris, both of Tupelo; two sons, DeWayne Harris of Pontotoc and Anthony Hill of Tupelo; one stepson, Robert Harris lll of Saltillo; two sisters, Annette (Keith) Presley of Guntown and Debbie (James) Harmon of Plantersville; five sisters-in-law and seven brothers-in-law; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Michael Tharp; one brother, Glen Tharp; and two grandchildren, Malcolm Cowley and Emileigh Davis.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. and the family hour 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Dionne Tyson
BYHALIA – Dionne Renee Tyson, 28, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Byhalia.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Union Valley M.B. Church at Byhalia. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Christine Quinn
WEST POINT – Christine Quinn, 80, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, in West Point.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Third Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Betsy Cook
TULLAHOMA – Elizabeth “Betsy” Brown Cook, 75, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2013, at her residence. A native of Aberdeen, she was the daughter of the late Mack and Evelyn West Boyd, and the wife of the late James McAuley “Mac” Brown. At the time of her death, she was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Tullahoma. She loved gardening, flowers, and was an artist. She was a member of the Sunny Gate Garden Club in Tullahoma and for many years, she was a teacher’s assistant in the Columbus School System. During her time in Tullahoma, she volunteered at Morning Pointe Assisted Living in the Lantern Unit.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen. Burial will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Aberdeen. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of local arrangements.

She is survived by, two sons, Michael Brown (Melinda) of Tullahoma and James “Jim” Brown Jr. (Cynthia) of Seattle, Wash.; six grandchildren, Meagan Brown Kirksey (Kevin) of Jackson, Tenn., Mark Brown, Macy Brown and Matthew Brown, all of Tullahoma, and Audrey Brown and Harper Brown of Seattle, Wash.; and one great-granddaughter, Adalynn Kirksey.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Todd Brown; her husband; and her parents.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday at the church.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Grace Baptist Church Building Fund.

Linda Inman
BOONEVILLE – Linda Sue Brewer Inman, 58, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at her home. She was born Oct. 21, 1954, in Booneville to Buddy Brewer and Martha Wardlow Brewer. She was a factory worker. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, music, family and the outdoors.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today, July 19, at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. William Copeland officiating. Cremation will follow.

She is survived by a son, Christopher Leon Inman (Alicia) of Mantachie; a daughter, Kelly Joe Yates of Rienzi; her mother, Martha Brewer of Booneville; a sister, Sandra Lee Hendrix of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Riley Yates, Conner Yates,

Araina Inman and Bruce Inman; special friend, Bryan Johnson of Booneville.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Buddy Brewer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Ruth Galloway, 202 E. Skyline Drive, Booneville, MS 38829.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Ora Guyton
ABERDEEN – Ora Edward Guyton, 75, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his residence in Aberdeen. He was born July 10, 1938, to Daniel Lloyd Guyton and Melba Viars Guyton in Aberdeen. He was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen and a graduate of Aberdeen High School. He retired as supervisor at Kerr McGee in Hamilton. He was a member of Grace Fellowship Baptist Church in Hatley.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today, July 19, at Grace Fellowship Baptist Church in Hatley with Bro. Danny Burks and Bro. Chip Harmon officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Jane Faulkner Guyton of Aberdeen; four daughters, Sybil Whitworth (Clayton) of Hamilton, Debbie Thompson of Amory, Shae Guyton of Athens and Christina Farrar (Kevin) of Amory; two sons, Mike Mills (Lisa) of Smithville and James Mills (Betty) of Athens; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ann Rosalie Guyton; a sister, Nora Rose; and one great-grandchild, River Grace Mills.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Jerry Wood
OXFORD – Jerry Porter Wood, 77, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Organ Fund, 924 Van Buren Ave., Oxford, MS 38655.

Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.

Leroy Snow
WATERFORD – Leroy Snow, 64, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will be in New Hope M.B. Church Cemetery at Laws Hill.

Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thomas Davis
ETTA – Thomas Wilburn Davis, 81, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born April 13, 1932, in Lafayette County to Doris Davis and Ruth Brument Davis. He served eight years in the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service and a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Salem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Lawrence officiating, assisted by his grandson, Cam Stevens. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Janie Gafford Davis of Etta; two daughters, Sheila Gregory and Debborah Stevens; two sons, Charles Bradley Davis and Keith Davis; three sisters and one brother; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

In honor of Mr. Davis, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the U.S. Air Force at the funeral home during visitation and service.

For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Sissy Killingsworth
NEW ALBANY – Lola “Sissy” Dye Killingsworth, 81, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. She was born March 28, 1932, in Union County to Leroy Dye and Mattie Laxton Dye. She was a retired employee of General Dynamics. She was a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Bill Tate officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Farris of New Albany; a son, Larry Hopper (Tracy) of Batesville; two sisters, Martha Rainey of Ripley and Peggy Tate of Independence; nine grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard Killingsworth; a son, Billy Hopper; and a brother, Ray Dye.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Essie Condra
CORINTH – Essie Earlene Condra, 71, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at her home.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Valley of the Dogwood Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

Online condolences can be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Kenneth Hughes
CALHOUN CITY – Kenneth Wane Hughes, 55, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his home. He was born April 16, 1958, in Calhoun City to James Hughes and Jimmie Brooks Hughes. He was a construction foreman for Delta Construction and a member of Houlka United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Susie Vance Hughes of Calhoun City; and one brother, Andy (Laura) Hughes of Calhoun City.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City. The Rev. Anthony Stephens and the Rev. Jimmy Vance will officiate. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery in Slate Springs.

Pallbearers will be Todd Hannaford, Michael Joe Cannon, Jimmy White, Ray Hamilton, Chris Macon and Greg Lovorn. Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Harrison and John Earl Davis.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be left at Pryorfuneralhome.com.

Don Permenter
WEST POINT – Donald Gary Permenter, 76, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. He was born July 9, 1937, in Cooksville in Noxubee County to Hazel Beatrice Wilson and Sam Bell Permenter. He was the proprietor of Don’s Drive In in West Point for 20 years and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He was a graduate of West Point High School Class of 1955. He married Louise Peay Permenter on June 20, 1964, in Wiggins.

He was a member of West Point Masonic Lodge 40 F.& A.M., where he served as past Master, secretary and trustee. He was a member of the West Point York Rite Bodies (Chapter 95, Council 15, and Commandry 20) and Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of the Corinth Scottish Rite Bodies, where he was a 32nd degree KCCH Mason. He was a member of the KYCH (Knight York Cross of Honor) in Meridian and the Royal Order of Scotland. He was a member of the Hamasa Shrine Temple, Red Cross of Constantine Knight Mason, Order of the High Priesthood, Thrice Illustrious Master Knight Preceptor. He was appointed Feb. 10, 2003, as district deputy Grand Lecturer for the Masonic Grand Lodge of Mississippi. He was veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1957-1958.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Dr. Gary Permenter and the Rev. Alan Permenter officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Peay Permenter of West Point; two sons, Dr. Gary Permenter of Columbus and the Rev. Alan Permenter of Trenton, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Daniel Permenter, Caroline Permenter and David Permenter; and one sister, Nell Leach of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bill Permenter.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Bailey, Dale Hamlin, Jimmy Duke, James Pettit, Richard Henson and T.C. Nowell. Honorary pallbearers will be pop and coffee drinking friends at Robin Hood’s, all Masonic Brethen, MSU baseball friends, Charlie

Dimino, Jimmy Tedford, Frank Swoope and Dr. Edmund A. Miller Jr.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospitals, P.O. Box 31356, Tampa, FL 33631-3356.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.

Friends may leave online condolences at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Alice Rollins
OZARK – Alice Earlene Rollins, 92, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Courtyards Community Living Center. She was born Nov. 14, 1920, in Itawamba County to Alma Eugene and Bennie Barnes Rollins. She was a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School. In 1941, she moved to Detroit, Mich., where she worked at Chrysler until her retirement. She returned home to Itawamba County in 2005. She was a member of the Ozark United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today, July 19, at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with the Rev. Phillip McDaniel and Minister Carl Dunlap officiating. Burial will be in the Ozark Cemetery.

Survivors include one brother, Jesse Rollins; one sister, Nellie Rue Rollins Mullins, both of the Ozark community; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Gene Rollins and Ellie Hue Rollins; and one sister, Wanda Rollins.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Rollins, Alex Gray, Ben Rollins, Chris Gray, Andy Loague and Craig West.

Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

Fred McRae
BURNSVILLE – Fred McRae, 72, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Tishomingo Community Living Center in Iuka.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Ricky McRae (Carrie) of Burnsville; one brother, J.C. McRae of Birmingham, Ala.; two sisters, June Gautier and Wydell Bolton, both of Belmont; five grandchildren, Derek Ryan (Tiffany), Jason McRae (Kristin),

Evan Henry, Tanner Henry and Ashleigh McRae; and three great-grandchildren, Dawson Ryan, Dayton Ryan and Jacob McRae.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Gertrude McRae; a daughter, DeeAnna Henry; two sisters; and a brother.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Wardlaw
WEST POINT – Dorothy Jean Jones Wardlaw, 58, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 3, 1953, in Iuka to Aliene Belle Cox and Ernest Shelby Jones. She had worked at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point as an emergency room admissions clerk for 10 years. She was a member of the Baptist faith. She married Clarence Michael Wardlaw on Dec. 8, 1972, in Iuka. He preceded her in death on July 10, 2008.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, in Bourland Cemetery near Fulton with Bro. Tyler Higginbotham officiating. Family and friends will gather at the cemetery from 2:45 p.m. until service time. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Michael Wardlaw, II (Jennifer) of St. Louis, Mo., Stephen E. Wardlaw of West Point and Christopher H. Wardlaw of Arlington, Texas; two grandchildren, Lillian and Trey; stepmother, Marie Jones of Iuka; two brothers, Eugene Jones of Iuka, and Stanley Jones (Rhonda) of Walnut; and mother-in-law, Clara Nell Wardlaw of Fulton.

She was preceded in death by her half sister, Linda Jones.

Pallbearers will be Perry Burt, Mike Burt, Kevin Burt, Daryl Burt, Clint Jones, Kirk Robinson, Chip Mills, Tim Frederick and Lee Frederick.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.

Friends may leave online condolences at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Allie Box
EUPORA – Allie Kate Collum Box, 79, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Eupora.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in the McCurtains Creek Cemetery in Choctaw County. Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Cindy Springer
TUPELO – Cindy Springer, 47, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a long illness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Nona Lightell
MANTEE – Nona B. Dalton Lightell, 90, died Thursday, July 18, 2013. She was born Feb. 18, 1923, in Webster County to Muldrew Dalton and Lula Dalton. She was a member of Mantee Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Memorial Funeral Home in Houston. Burial will be at Wake Forrest Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by her husband, Bobby Blaine Lightell of Mantee; one daughter, Donna Lightell of Memphis; one sister, Hazel Forrester of Eupora; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Muldrew and Lula Dalton; one brother and six sisters.

Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home.

For online condolences visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.

Michael Thomas
CORINTH – Michael Keith Thomas, 56, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel. Burial will be in Jerusalem Community Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from noon to service time Saturday.

Keista Enlow
BELMONT – Keista Enlow, 34, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala.

Shirley Jackson
SALTILLO – Shirley Purvis Jackson, 70, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. A Meridian native, she was born Aug. 24, 1942, to James H. and Bessie Edwards Purvis. Saved on an Easter Sunday, she was of the Baptist faith. A business woman, she owned and operated the West End Lounge in Meridian. Very artistic, she could draw anything and anybody. She was witty and had an amazing sense of humor and loved telling jokes. She was an avid reader and loved to cook.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today, July 19, at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Sammy Lansdell officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Kayla, Monica and Daniel Ryals of Guntown; two brothers, Monroe Purvis of the Unity community and Tommy “T.O.” Christian (Sandra) of Tupelo; four sisters, Barbara Nutt (J.K.) of Meridian, Jeffrey

Lynn Vaughn (Robert) of Saltillo, Jerry Lou Crone (Greg) of Tupelo and Pat Whitaker (Lanny) of Mantachie; and daughter-in-law, Shawna Ryals Shurden (Dustin) of Guntown.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Terry Raines and Sam Ryals; two sisters, Martha Ellis and Dot Poole; her father, James H. Purvis; her mother and stepfather, Bessie and James Olen Christian.

Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Purvis, Tim and Ken Gay, Jody Christian, Jake Herring, Steve Joyner, Casey Hardy, Jason Taylor and Adam Hale.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the Saltillo Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Jewel Parvin
RIENZI – Jewel Bernice Morton Parvin, 93, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Services will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Lonnie Harris Jr.
NEW ALBANY – Lonnie Harris Jr., 76, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his home. He was born April 29, 1936, in Lafayette County to Lonnie Harris and Lucy Tyson Harris. He was a former employee of Piper Impact.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery at Etta.

He is survived by two children, Christine Cook of Ackerman and Elliott Collins of New Albany; three grandchildren; a sister, Lucy Judon of Ecru; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Lisa Anthonia Harris; his siblings, Bee and Frazier Tyson, Annie and Mary Lou Kimmons, Dorothy Fitzpatrick, and Columbus, Luster and Joe Harris.

Visitation will be from noon to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Lavera Stark
RIPLEY – Lavera McCoy Smith Stark, 95, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born Nov. 15, 1917, to John D. and Sallie Hughey McCoy in Tippah County. She was a beautician and a member of First Baptist Church. She enjoyed flowers, birds, cooking, traveling, taking pictures and attending First Baptist Church LLL senior adult group activities. She will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor.

Services will be at noon Saturday, July 20, at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Dr. Rex Yancey and Dr. Jack Bennett will officiate. Burial will be in Tiplersville Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one son, Randle Smith (Vivian Chow) of Hartford, Conn.; two grandchildren, Dena Smith Grisham (Jason) of Ripley and Sean Smith of Charlotte, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Samantha Stanford of Tupelo and Gage Smith of Ripley; one great-great-grandson, Jackson Sibley; and very special friends, Garry and Rosemary Reed, and Ray Nabors, all of Ripley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, D.D. Smith; her second husband, Lee E. Stark; one son, David Smith; one brother, Ramsey Meeks; and one sister-in-law, Alma Meeks.

Pallbearers will be Garry Reed, Ray Nabors, Christian Reed, Robert Nabors, Ben Nabors, Jason Grisham, Laron Shannon and Joe Morton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Homer Richardson, J.P. Shackelford, Harold Hurt, J.M. Holley, Tom Young, Kenneth Jamieson, Jack Batastini and Dale Nabors.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to LLL Senior Adult Group, First Baptist Church, 202 E. Pine St., Ripley, MS 38663.

To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

James Thompson
OKOLONA – James “Bobcat” Thompson, 60, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Oct. 9, 1952, to J.C. Ivy and Nancy Lee Thompson. He was a former employee of Lifestyle and a member of New Hope.

Services will be at Saturday at the New Hope M.B. Church. The Rev. Robert Parks will officiate. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Nettie Box of Okolona; three daughters, Kimberly Thompson, Ruby Atkinson and Gloria Darden (Janand), all of Okolona; five sons, James Atkinson (Lisa) of Amory, Bryant Lenoir (Seneseeria) of Aberdeen, Alex

Thompson of Tupelo, Gregory Thompson (Cheryl)( of Tupelo and Henry Atkinson of Okolona; three sisters, Mary Thompson of Prairie, Annie L. Swift of West Point and Gloria D. Cross of Chicago; one brother, Dennis Ivy of Chicago; 29 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 ro 6 p.m. today with a wake from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.